Police Chief Mark Swartz
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Deputy Police Chief Michael Maurice
340 East Churchman Avenue
Beech Grove, IN 46107
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Beech Grove Program for Disposal of Outdated or Unwanted Medications
The City of Beech Grove has a program allowing citizens to dispose of unwanted or outdated medications. We ask that you not dispose of these items in your trash or flush them down the toilet.
The disposal container is located in the front lobby of the Beech Grove Police Department, which is located at 340 E. Churchman Avenue. Listed below are the types of medications that will and will not be accepted.
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
Prescription Drugs Needles (Sharps)
Prescription Patches Aerosol Cans or Inhalers
Prescription Lotions Bio-Hazard or Infectious Waste
Prescription Samples Thermometers
Prescription Liquid Medication (in leak proof containers) Food Items
Over the Counter Medications, including vitamins Ointments, Lotion or Liquid
You can access the disposal container in the front lobby of the police station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You simply walk into the lobby and place your medications in the container and leave, no questions asked.
This program is part of the CLEAN Community Challenge that the City of Beech Grove is participating in through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).
Extra Services and Programs We Provide to the City:
Neighborhood Crime Watch
The Beech Grove Crime Watch exists to help educate and organize residents and business owners on how they can do their part in making Beech Grove as safe as possible .
Unattended House Program
In a positive effort of community relations and for the deterrent of home burglaries the police department will provide for the community a program referred to as the unattended house program.
When citizens leave home for an extended period of time they may request a police check of their home during the period they are away. An example would be while persons are away on vacation. Citizens, prior to leaving must call the communications office and make an unattended house report. These reports will then be made available to the road patrol officers who will make periodic checks of the residences.
Shop With a Cop
The annual Shop with a Cop Program is held during the Christmas Season. Local disadvantaged children are taken to a local retailer by uniformed police officers who assist the children in selecting much needed clothing items and a single toy. The officers and children then have breakfast together before the children are taken home.
This program is funded by donations by individuals, businesses and civic organizations. Donations are accepted throughout the year. Please contact the police department for more information.
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education or DARE Program has been a part of the Beech Grove Police Department since 1994. The foundation of the program is a ten-week curriculum delivered to fifth grade classrooms. The DARE Program is presented by a specially trained police officer and covers such safety concerns as saying no to drugs, resisting peer pressure, and avoiding gangs and violence. Shorter programs are presented to younger grades during the school year. Currently, three elementary schools are involved in the DARE program.
DARE was originally developed in 1984 by the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Police Department and is now taught nationwide. Since the Beech Grove Police Department began its program, over six hundred fifth-graders have been reached with the DARE anti-drug & violence message.
Indiana Statewide VINE (Victim Information Notification Everyday)
VINE Service Number: (866) 959-8463
It’s a free service that allows not only victims of a crime to be notified when an offender is released, but anyone with a phone. It will phone up to 5 different numbers every 30-minutes, and then every 2-hours till confirmed. You confirm receipt of the message by entering a “PIN code”. You decide what the PIN code will be when you sign up on-line.
The VINE system was originally developed for victims of domestic violence cases, but it appears to include incarcerated persons from other offenses as well. www.vinelink.com